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US 60 near Union-Henderson County line REOPENS, other area roads still closed

US 60 near Union-Henderson County line REOPENS, other area roads still closed

Bill Stephens

December 30th, 2015

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After being closed for a couple of days due to high water, US 60 has reopened to traffic between the 24 and 25 mile marker near the Union-Henderson County line.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says water has dropped enough to allow traffic to resume along this section of US 60 between Waverly and Corydon near Highland Creek. However, he notes due to the water on the edge of the roadway Water Over Road signs have been posted and motorists need to use caution.

Todd adds that engineers are optimistic water will drop off the roadway sometime this morning.

Several other roads in Union County are still closed or have high water signs posted and include:

KY 1452 is CLOSED at the 0 to 2 mile marker
KY 667 is CLOSED at the 0 to 17 mile marker
KY 668 is CLOSED at the 0 to 3 mile marker
KY 130 is CLOSED at the 16 mile marker
KY 492 has HIGH WATER signs posted at the 9.5 to 10 mile marker
KY 760 has HIGH WATER signs posted at the 1 to 2 mile marker

In addition, Union County Emergency Management Director Vernon Martin reports Peter Cruz, Barker, Ben Ladd and House Bridge Roads in the Waverly Bottoms remain closed.

Here are the other roads around the area that are affected by high water:

Caldwell County
KY 128 has HIGH WATER signs posted at the 2.7 mile point
KY 126 has HIGH WATER signs posted at the4.8 mile point
KY 1592 has HIGH WATER signs posted at the 2.4 mile point

DAVIESS County
KY 298 CLOSED at 2 to 3mm due to high water
KY 762 CLOSED at 0 to 1mm due to high water

HENDERSON County
KY 268 IS CLOSED BETWEEN THE 0-3 MM
KY 136 CLOSED BETWEEN THE 0 and 10 MM
KY 3522 IS CLOSED BETWEEN THE 0 and 1 MM underneath the US 41 Twin Bridges at Ellis Park
Motorists should be alert for deer crossing US 41 around the 18 mile marker near Audubon Park as floodwaters have blocked their normal path of travel beneath the bridges

Hancock County
KY 661 at 0-1 mile marker is CLOSED due to high water
KY 334/River Road is CLOSED at 11 to 14 mile marker due to floodwaters

HOPKINS County
KY 502 has high water at the 4 To 5 mile marker. Signs are posted.

Muhlenberg County
KY 1379 is closed from the 0 to the 6 mile marker due to high water.
KY 2590 is closed from the 0 to about the 1 mile marker due to high water.

OHIO County
KY 919 has high water between the 3 and 4 mile marker. Signs have been posted to alert motorists.

WEBSTER County
KY 138 CLOSED at 10.4 to 10.7mm
KY 270 CLOSED at 7 to 8 mm
KY 2837 has HIGH WATER signs posted at 2 to 3mm

Due to the heavy rain upstream, KYTC officials say more floodwaters on the way that will impact additional highways along rivers and streams. Please be aware of the hazards anytime you encounter floodwaters. Remember, Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Drowning is the number one cause of weather-related deaths.

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